Co-sponsored Events

2017-18

Annual lecture collaborations (see also LECTURES and other EVENTS)

  • CCHS/HEF (Holocaust Educational Foundation of NU) lecture: Jan GRABOWSKI (University of Ottawa), author of Hunt for the Jews: Betrayal and Murder in German-Occupied Poland (2014)—Tuesday, October 24 at 5 p.m. (with reception to follow)—“Polish ‘Blue’ Police & the Extermination of Polish Jews, 1939-1945”
  • CAAH/CCHS lecture on African American History: Claude CLEGG (University of North Carolina), author of Troubled Ground: A Tale of Murder, Lynching, and Reckoning in the New South (2010)—Thursday, April 12 at 4:30 p.m. (with reception to follow)"Hope and Fury: Toward a History of African Americans during the Obama Years"
  • History of the Book Lecture with the University Library: Janice RADWAY (NU), author of A Feeling for Books: The Book-of-the-Month Club, Literary Taste, and Middle Class Desire (1999)—Thursday, February 22 at 4:30 p.m. (lecture with reception to follow)—“Girl Zines, the 1990s, and the Challenge of Historical Narration”
  • Gray BOYCE LECTURE in Medieval History: Joel KAYE (Barnard College), author of A History of Balance, 1250-1375 (Chicago UP, 2014)—Thursday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. (with reception to follow)

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Special event co-sponsored with the History Department and the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

Nancy MACLEAN (Duke University), speaking on the subject of her new book—Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America (2017)—Wednesday, September 27 at 4:30 p.m.

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2016-17

Annual lecture collaborations (see also LECTURES and other EVENTS)

  • CCHS/HEF (Holocaust Educational Foundation of NU) lecture: Paul JASKOT (DePaul U.), "A Plan, A testimony, and a Digital Map: Architecture and the Spaces of the Holocaust” (Tuesday, Sept. 27 lunch lecture in Harris 108)
  • CAAH/CCHS lecture on African American History: David Blight (Yale U), "Writing the Life of Frederick Doulgass" (Thursday, February 16 at 4:30 p.m. in Harris 108)
  • History of the Book Lecture with the University Library: Eric Slauter (U of Chicago), "Walden's Carbon Footprint" (Tuesday, February 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Harris 108)
  • Gray BOYCE LECTURE in Medieval History: Brian CATLOS (U of Colorado), "Foreigners in the Own Lands: The Muslims of Medieval Europe" (Wednesday, April 26 in Harris 108)

Co-sponsored EVENTS

FALL 2016

  • Lecture: Timothy Snyder (Yale U), "Black Earth: The Holcaust as History and Warning" (October 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. in Harris 107)
    Sponsored by the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Russian and East European Studies Working Group, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, Holocaust Educational Foundation, and the Office of the President
  • Panel: Digital Transatlantic Cultural History Project 1700 to Present--“Transcultura” panel presentation (Monday, Oct. 24), sponsored by History and Buffett Institute
  • Panel: Boyd Cothran (York), Amy Lonetree (UC Santa Cruz) and Dain Million (Washington)--“Historical Debts: Trauma, Memory, and Decolonization” (October 27, 5-6:30 p.m., McCormick Foundation Center Forum), sponsored by “The Debt Dialogues” 2016-17 series of the Kaplan Institute for the Humanities

WINTER 2017

  • Illinois Medieval Association meeting (Feb. 2017)
  • British Studies workshop with Sarah Covington (CUNY), Tuesday, February 14 at 12:30 p.m., History Seminar Room, Harris Hall lower level L40
  • For the History Department and graduate recruits: annual new book celebration and graduate recruitment reception (Friday, March 3 at 5 p.m.), sponsored by the History Dept.

SPRING 2017

  • Robert Wallace (NU Classics),“The Rise and Defamation of Greek Democracy, and the Election of Donald Trump” (March 8)
  • Susan Ferber (Oxford UP) on book publishing (March 29), sponsored by History
  • British Studies workshop with Jordanna Bailkin (U of Washington ), Tuesday, April 18 at 12 p.m., History Seminar Room, Harris Hall lower level L40
  • Renaissance Society in America Convention in Chicago under NU auspices (March/April), sponsored by History, English, Art History, French and Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, Religion, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
  • "Hinesight: A Symposium on the Work of Darlene Clark Hine," May12-13 in the Hilton Orrington, Evanston, sponsored by the Offices of the President and the Provost, TGS, Weinberg, Kaplan Institute, Hisotry, the Center for African American History (CAAH) and the Department of African American Studies
  • #With Refugees arts and humanities day (May 13), sponsored by the Kaplan Institute, Buffett Institute, NU Arts Circle.                

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2015-16

FALL 2015

  • Lecture: Patricia Maroquin NORBY (D’Arcy McNickle Center, The Newberry), "Gleaning the Archive: Indigenous Voices and Representations in Non-Indigenous Collections" on Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30 (with pizza). Sponsored with the One Book One Northwestern program, the English Department, the American Studies Program, and the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.  Flyer
  • Lecture: David EDGERTON (King's College London), "From Exception to Norm: Britain in Comparative Perspective, 1900-1950 on Tuesday, November 3 at 12:30 p.m. (catered lunch at 12 noon). Sponsored with the Graduate Cluster in British Studies and the Program in Science and Human Culture.  Flyer
  • Preview of PBS film by Crystal Emery Black Women in Medicine with discussion, on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 from 4-7pm at the McCormick Tribune Center Auditorium. Sponsored with URU The Right to Be, Inc. and NU: the Center for African American History (CAAH), Department of African American Studies, History, Science in Human Cultures Program, the Black Arts Initiative, and the Women's Center. Flyer
  • Lecture: Larissa MacFARQUHAR (The New Yorker), “Strangers Drowning:The Grandeur and the Cost of Moral Extremity” on Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 12 noon to 1:50 p.m. with catered lunch (lunch starts at 12 and the talk at 12:30 p.m.). Sponsored with the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities, Medill Scholl of Journalism, and the Philosophy Department of Northwestern University.  Flyer 
  • Conference: Denial and Memory:100 Years after the Armenian Genocide on Friday, November 6 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sponsored with Keyman Modern Turkish Studies Program at the Buffett Institute for Global Studies, History Dept., Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities.   Program
  • Lecture: Frederick HOXIE (University of Illinois Urbana Champaign), "HOw I Met Pretty Eagle at the Newberry library" and Kelly WISECUP (NU), "Rerimagining Writing" on Thursday, Nov. 12 at the Newberry Library (transportation provided--see flyer). Sponsored with the One Book One Northwestern program, the English Department, the American Studies Program, and the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies.   FLYER
  • Lecture: Sven Beckert (Harvard U), "Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Modern Capitalism" on Nov.11, sponsored by the Center for Global Culture and Communication and History Dept. Flyer
  • Lecture: Tom DONNELLY(Constitutional Accountability Center), “Is the Roberts Court Keeping Faith with America’s Second Founding?:  The Supreme Court, the Reconstruction Amendments, and Constitutional Fidelity – A Look Back and a Look Ahead” on Monday, November 16 at 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Legal Studies Program, Jack Miller Center, and John Templeton Foundation.  Flyer

  • Lecture: Brian DeLAY (UC Berkeley), "Dambreaking: Guns, Capitalism, and the Independence of the Americas" on Friday, December 4 at 12 noon. Sponsored by the History Department. Flyer

WINTER 2016

  • Lecture: Coll THRUSH (U of British Columbia), “Indigenous London: Native Travellers at the Heart of Empire” on Tuesday, February 16, sponsored by the Dept. of English
  • Workshop: Neil ROSENBERG (Memorial University of Newfoundland) on Friday, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 12 noon in the CCHS Reading Room, sponsored by: NU Alumnae, History Dept., Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
  • Lecture: Tobias HOF (UNC Chapel Hill), “Right-Wing Terrorism in Germany from 1945 to the Present” on Friday, February 26 at 1801 Hinman, Rm 2225 at 2 p.m., sponsored by the Department of German
  • Lecture: Michael MCDONNELL (University of Sydney), “Mastering Empires: The Anishinaabeg of Mackinac and the Making of America” on Wednesday, March 2 from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Harris 108, sponsored byt he Department of History
  • Master Class: Mark Atwood LAWRENCE (UT-Austin), “Liberalism Unraveling: The United States and the Decolonizing World in the 1960s” on Thursday, March 10 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. at the Buffett Institute, sponsored by the EDGS Rajawali Speaker Series at the Buffett Institute

 SPRING 2016

  • Conversation: Selina TODD (Oxford) and Charlotte DELANEY (Scriptwriter) on “Shelagh Delaney: Remembering and Writing a Writer’s Life” on Tuesday, April 5 from 12:30 to 1;50 p.m. in Harris 108, sponsored by the Graduate Cluster in British Studies, the Department of English
  • Lecture: Kabe WILSON (Ethiopian-British installation and performance artist) on Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m., sponsored by English Dept.
  • Gray Boyce Lecture: Garry WILLS (NU), "The Trinity According to Augustine" on Thursday, April 7, sponsored by Dept. of History
  • Lecture: Elizabeth PREVOST (Grinnell College), “Colonial Cassandras? Feminizing Imperial Critique from East Africa to Britain” on Thursday, April 7 from 12 to 1:30 p.m. in the Buffett Institute, sponsored by the EDGS Rajawali Speaker Series at the Buffett Institute
  • Conference in British Studies at the Newberry Library on April 8-9, sponsored by the Universities of Birmingham, Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Chicago
  • Public talk: Anna BIKONT (Polish journalist, winner of the National Book Award) on her book The Crime and the Silence: Confronting the Massacre of Jews in Wartime Jedwabne on April 13 at 6:00 p.m. at the Evanston Public Library, sponsored by Holocaust Educational Foundation at NU and EPL
  • Conference: “Sacred Word: Changing Meanings in Textual Cultures of Islamic Africa” in honor of John HUNWICK, April 21-22, sponsored by PASA and ISITA—Institute For the Study of Islamic Thought
  • Lecture: Roger LOUIS (UT Austin), lecture on Tuesday, April 26 at 12 p.m. in Harris 108, sponsored by the EDGS program of the Buffett Institute for Global Studies
  • Lecture: Erika RAPPAPORT (UCSB), “Tea Shops, Exhibitions, and Other Fancy Fairs: Gendered Spaces and the Global History of Imperial Consumer Culture” on May 5 at 5:30 in the Hagstrum Room (University Hall 201), sponsored by WCAS, English, History, British Studies Cluster, Kaplan Institute for the Humanities
  • Lecture: Judith ALLEN (Indiana U), “’Some Kind of Punishment?’ Notes on the Historicity of Victorian Criminal Abortion” on May 17 from 12:30 to 1:50 p.m. in Harris 108, sponsored by the Graduate Cluster in British Studies and the History Dept.
  • Lecture: Kathleen DuVAL (UNC Chapel Hill), “Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution” on Thursday, May 19 at 4:30 pm in the Arch Room (Norris 206), sponsored by NU Center for Legal Studies, the Jack Miller Center and the John Templeton Foundation
  • Talk: Sarah Lynn LOPEZ (Assistant Professor of Architecture at UT Austin) & Andrew SANDOVAL-STRAUSZ (Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico), “Latinos and cities, architecture, and built environments” on Friday, May 20, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in Harris Hall, L40, sponsored by History
  • Lecture: Sarah LONGAIR (British Museum), “Objects of Empire: Displaying Colonial Knowledge in the Western Indian Ocean, 1850-1930”on Monday, May 23 at 12 p.m. at the Program in African Studies, sponsored by PAS, Graduate Cluster in British Studies, History
  • Lecture for grads: Brian COWAN (McGill)—“How to Publish in Scholarly Journals” on Thursday, May 26 at 12 noon (with lunch), sponsored by the Dept. of History